Hi Danny, your words helped me realize that I'm not alone and that there is hope. I too have made a few tenative steps out of the "darkness" and to my surprise...not everyone out there is out to get me...in fact...I've discovered that most people are OK. I have found that my communication skills are rusty...sometimes I stutter or mix words up...but like alot of you here, I've struggled with my abuse in silence for so long. I need to practice more. I'm 45, and just learning to trust again... Keep Smiling Danny! and Thanks

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.